Puerto Rican governor, under gun for corruption, refuses calls to resign

Puerto Rican governor, under gun for corruption, refuses calls to resign
President Trump and Melania Trump, along with Governor Ricardo Rossello (C), meet with Puerto Ricans after Hurricane Maria. (Image: Screen grab of WH.gov video, YouTube)

[Ed. – His tenure has not been going well.  Bets on when Democrats will start blaming Trump for the newest revelation?  Rossello’s party, incidentally, is fairly named Progressive, and favors statehood, which in that context means “getting on the gravy train even more and adding votes to the progressive-left agenda in the U.S.”]

Embattled Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló refused to step down Tuesday amid demonstrations calling for his resignation after a series of scandals that continue to rock his administration of the island territory. …

Rosselló’s government was thrown into chaos Saturday after the Center for Investigative Journalism in Puerto Rico released 889 pages containing sexist, homophobic and profane text messages from the encrypted app Telegram between him and 11 other male members of his administration. …

n the leaks, Rosselló describes New York politician Melissa Mark-Viverito, who was born in Puerto Rico, as the Spanish word for “wh—,” and made fun of Puerto Rican pop star Ricky Martin for being gay. …

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The chat also contained emojis of a raised middle finger directed at the federal control board that oversees the island’s finances. Rivera Marín, Sobrino, Bermúdez and Miranda have already resigned or been fired.

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